Tomás and the Library Lady

April 4 – April 28, 2017

Tomás escapes the heat and finds thousands of books! A true story told in both English and Spanish.

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Some relationships are so special they have the power to change lives forever.  Tomás, the son of migrant workers, spends long, hot days in the fields harvesting crops. But when he meets an kind librarian, she helps him find escape from the heat in the form of thousands of books. Soon his imagination takes off and Tomás discovers a whole new world of possibilities! This heartwarming story (based on the beloved book by Pat Mora) illustrates the power of positive encouragement and how believing in someone can help them conquer fears and do exceptional things. 

A play in both Spanish and English based on the inspiring true story of the Mexican-American author and educator, Tomás Rivera.

Tomás & the Library Lady emphasizes empathy and a stronger understanding of our shared values.


Dates & Times
April 4 – April 28, 2017
Tuesdays through Fridays at 9:45 and 11:45am
(Sign Interpreted Performance: 4/13 at 11:45am)

Winningstad Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland

Grade Recommendation

Run time
60 minutes with no intermission

Ticket Prices
$7.25 (all seating areas)
Balance Due: 2/10/2017

Funding Assistance and Ticket to Read
Schools with 70+% free and reduce lunch participation may apply here for Funding Assistance and Ticket to Read.
(Please do not reserve any field trip tickets before hearing back about the status of your application.)

Ticket to Read is a program linking literacy to live theater by providing students from low-income schools with a free theater ticket and a companion book to keep and take home.  Learn more HERE!

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TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY by Pat Mora. Adapted for the stage by José Cruz González. Used with permission of Curtis Brown, Ltd. Copyright © 1997. All Rights Reserved.